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How I Got My Literary Agent: Lisa Doyle

GIVEAWAY: Lisa is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. You can win a blog contest even if you’ve won before. Lisa Doyle is the author of MILKED, a new novel from Simon & Fig.

New Literary Agent Alert: Melissa Edwards of The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency

Melissa is interested in reading international thrillers with likeable and arresting protagonists, lighthearted women's fiction and YA, female-driven (possibly small-town) suspense, and completely immersive fantasy.

Sell Your Children’s Book: How to Write Amazing Novels & Picture Books for Kids — Dec. 5 WD Boot Camp (with Critique)

Agents from Jennifer De Chiara Literary are teaching the newest WD boot camp on Dec. 5 called "Sell Your Children's Book." All attendees get a critique from the agent instructors.

Self-Publishers on the March

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

I have been a literary agent since 1987 and have written 25 editions of the book currently titled Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents.

New Literary Agent Alert: Kimberly Brower of Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency

Kimberly is interested in both commercial and literary fiction, with an emphasis in women’s fiction, contemporary romance, mysteries/thrillers, new adult and young adult, as well as certain areas of nonfiction, including business, diet and fitness.

'Literary' agents

At The New Republic Stephen Akey writes about 'The problem with literary agents', in My Book Is Not About Vampires or Childhood Trauma. I'm Doomed. "I have no problem with the role played by literary agents as cultural gatekeepers",Show More Summary

Writing the Breakout YA or Middle Grade Novel – Webinar With Literary Agent Holly Root

Hunger Games. 13 Reasons Why. Wonder. Young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) publishing is hot right now. It’s always a group that does well, but with such big hits in recent years there’s a push by agents and publishers to grab the next Twilight or Harry Potter or unique book that’s destined for the bestseller list. The real question is this: How can you make your YA or MG […]

New Literary Agent Alert: Rebecca Scherer of Jane Rotrosen Agency

About Rebecca: Unable to narrow her focus to just one subject, Rebecca Scherer earned her BA from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in Political Science, English Lit, and German language. After several years at the agency, Rebecca now has daily opportunities to put her wide range of interests to use as she actively builds her client list. Show More Summary

Amazon's Literary Reputation Takes Another Blow

The first ten guests arriving last Monday for a cocktail party at the New Museum got a surprise gift. Literary agent Meredith Bernstein, guessing (correctly) that it was a Kindle Fire, was first in line. “I’m not worried,” she said, about working with a company one of her peers had compared to ISIS.... More »

How I Got My Literary Agent: Vicki Leigh

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Vicki Leigh, author of CATCH ME WHEN I FALL. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would […]

6 Ways To Tell If You Have A Bad Literary Agent

3 weeks agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Landing a literary agent is the first professional goal that most aspiring writers give themselves. An agent is industrial proof that you have talent—actual, marketable talent—and aren’t just some jerk with pipe dreams plodding on with a pet project.

Stephanie Clifford Inks Deal With St. Martin’s Press

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Journalist Stephanie Clifford has landed a deal for her debut novel, Everybody Rise. St. Martin’s Press will release the book in 2016. Executive editor Charles Spice negotiated the terms of the agreement with literary agent Elisabeth Weed. Show More Summary

Stanley Tucci Stars in Book Trailer

3 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Simon & Schuster has unveiled a book trailer for The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends. The Hunger Games actor Stanley Tucci collaborated on this cookbook project with his wife, literary agent Felicity Blunt. Tucci cooks up a little bit of “seduction at the stove” in the video embedded above—what do you think? New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

New Literary Agent Alert: Linda Scalissi of 3 Seas Literary

About Linda: Linda Scalissi is excited to join 3 Seas Literary as their newest agent. Not only has reading been a lifetime passion, but she has a strong background in professional proofreading, editing and sales. She’s looking forward to receiving submissions and building strong, long-term relationships with her clients. Show More Summary

One Of The World's Leading Publishers Called Amazon An 'ISIS-Like Distribution Channel'

Andrew Wylie, one of the most powerful literary agents in the world, has compared Amazon to the Islamic State, saying that the ebook retailer "is sort of a ISIS-like distribution channel," the Guardian reports. Wylie, who can name Salman...Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Susan Blumberg-Kason

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of the memoir GOOD CHINESE WIFE. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent (Through a Tweet): Jaimie M. Engle

A tweet by any other name. In January, my best friend mentioned that agents were tweeting about their wish lists. I checked it out and came across an agent who seemed like she could be a match for my Norse-Viking upper MG. I subbed my manuscript, Dreadlands, in February 2013 and received a full request in a few days. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Monika Woods of InkWell Management

Monika is seeking: Her interests include literary and commercial fiction, memoir, and compelling non-fiction in food, popular culture, science, and current affairs. Some of her dream projects include historical fiction about feminists,...Show More Summary

Patrick Ness Inks Deal For 2 YA Novels with HarperCollins

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Writer Patrick Ness (pictured, via) has signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books. Editorial director Rosemary Brosnan negotiated the deal with literary agent David McMillan. According to the press release, the first...Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Rebecca Brooks

“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog, with this installment featuring Rebecca Brooks, author of the erotic romance, ABOVE ALL. These columns are great ways for you to learn how to find a literary agent. Show More Summary

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